Publisher: Gambit, 2006 Edition: Paperback large ISBN: 1-904600-50-6 Pages: 175 Language: English
Thinking methods are at the heart of the chess struggle, yet most players devote little conscious effort to improving their calculating ability.
Much of the previous literature on the subject has presented idealized models that have limited relevance to the hurly-burly of practical chess, or else provide little more than ad hoc suggestions.
Here, experienced trainer Valeri Beim strikes a balance by explaining how to use intuition and logic together to solve tactical problems in a methodical way. He also offers advice on when it is best to calculate 'like a machine', and when it is better to rely on intuitive assessment.
British Chess Magazine on 'How to Calculate Chess Tactics': "An excellent introduction to a critical chess skill."
Don Aldrich, Chess Today, on 'How to Play Dynamic Chess": "This book is so good, I have to stray from my usual method of categorizing books, and deem it an Instant Classic."